Designing Her Own Path: Q&A with Jessica Hische
LR – How does it feel to see your work on classic books?
JH – Amazing. This is one of those dream jobs that I never would have believed would cross my plate as a lowly design student. It’s also great to have my friends and relatives send me pictures when they spot the books in the wild!
LR – Do you have a favorite letter?
JH – I do, a capital R, mostly because there’s a lot going on—you’ve got abowl and a stem and an arm that can get pretty fancy. There’s lots of places to play around.
LR – I assume you designed your tattoo? (Note: tattoo is visible in the photo of Hische that runs with this story.)
JH – I have a few of them! The only one I truly designed is the word “Type” on the inside of my left arm (which the nerds are happy to point out is a mis-use of the word—I’m planning to get “lettering” in type on my right bicep to make up for it.